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COBA Names Massey Dean, Medlin Chair

Dr. J. Patrick Raines has been named the Jack C. Massey Dean of the College of Business Administration. Raines has served as dean of Belmont’s College of Business Administration since 2003. This new title is named after the legendary Nashville businessman who took three companies public on the New York Stock Exchange. The purpose of the position is to foster excellence in the administration of all business programs at Belmont University: the undergraduate School of Business Administration, The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business and the Scarlett Leadership Institute.
Dr. Barry Padgett has been named the James A. Medlin Chair of Business Ethics and Professor of Management in the College of Business Administration. He comes to Belmont after 10 years of teaching at Bellarmine University, where he also directed the Ethics and Social Justice Program since 2002. In addition to teaching, he has written two books, including his most recent, Professional Morality and Guilty Bystanding: Merton’s Conjectures and the Value of Work.

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